Breast Augmentation in Corona Del Mar
Your Corona Del Mar breast augmentation surgeon and nurse will be sure to review aftercare instructions for your breast augmentation procedure with you in detail prior to surgery, below we have outlined general guidelines for your reference. If you have any questions about your recovery, please call our offices and we will be happy to assist you. Please note, recovery and care instructions may vary from patient to patient, depending on the implant size chosen, your overall health and your body’s rebound after surgery. Your surgeon will be able to guide you through any complications and provide prophylactic medications as well as prescriptions for pain following your procedure.
- Give your body a proper chance to rest following surgery. We recommend avoiding any working out, lifting over ten pounds or intercourse for at least four weeks following your procedure and taking a minimum of one week off from work. Allowing your body to heal completely is vital in obtaining your best results with little complications or affects on your overall health.
- Two weeks before and two weeks after surgery avoid taking Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Aspirin or medications containing aspirin, all vitamins, herbal supplements, herbal teas, energy drinks, alcohol and smoking. Coffee is ok.
- Your surgeon will provide an antibiotic, pain medication and anti-nausea medication and educate you on proper medication administration all of which should be taken only as directed. Extra Strength Tylenol can also be used to supplement pain medication.
- Weight loss supplements must be discontinued for one month prior to your procedure as well as one month afterward.
- Be sure to move! Immediately following your surgery, you should be walking around your house hourly for about five minutes to encourage proper blood circulation and prevent blood clots from forming in your legs from inactivity. Sleeping throughout the night is acceptable. However, avoid any physical activity beyond slow-paced walking for the first four weeks.
- Your post-operative medication may cause nausea, so eat a careful diet following your procedure. Soft and mild foods are best for easy digestion and controlling nausea. Always eat a small snack each time you take your medication and no driving on pain medication.
- Hydration is crucial! Be sure to drink plenty of water, or electrolyte replacing fluids such as Powerade to also aide in preventing blood clots for the first month after surgery.
- Follow your surgeon’s careful instructions about bandaging and be sure to come back to the office if you experience any complications, need new bandaging or experience excess swelling or bleeding.
- Do not submerse your incision areas in any pools, saunas, spas, bath tubs or saturating in the shower until your steri-strips are removed and your skin is completely healed for a minimum of four weeks post surgery.
- You may experience reddening of the scar site following surgery. It is normal for these scars to become more severe before they fade, so do not panic! Be patient with your healing and continue to follow instructions very carefully.
- Keep your scars out of the sun for a minimum of one year following surgery to avoid hyper-pigmentation or darkening of the scar site, as this skin will be more sensitive to the sun until fully healed.
- If you develop a elevated temperature, experience increasing pain or redness at the operative site, or have any unexpected drainage, contact our offices immediately to receive care from your surgeon or nurse.
- Be sure to keep your follow-up appointment for further care instructions and to determine the progression of your healing.
- Be sure to eat before your post-op visit to avoid a drop in blood sugar causing lightheadedness.
We are always here to answer any questions or address your concerns. Please call our Corona Del Mar office if you would like to talk to us about any of these after-care instructions or if you have any additional questions about your breast augmentation surgery: (949) 565-2114.
**All information listed is only a general guideline to surgery and should be reviewed with your primary care physician especially when needing to discontinue daily prescribed medications.